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    After producing much swarf, I've got a couple of rear uprights, hubs and brakes that I can work with.

    I'll likely replace the cast iron Mazda brake caliper with a lighter Magna rear caliper and I need to finish making the piece between the wheel nut and the wheel. I need to pick up some round alloy stock to make that from.

    Because I was going to have to fit 5 wheel studs where there was nothing I decided I might as well engineer a single wheel nut into the equation, much thought, deliberation and concern went into the design of the piece. It does after all hold the wheel on, but not the disc, in the end I'm very comfotable with the result. I now need to create a very deep socket to fit the CV nut and a deep socket for the wheel nut. I reckon in due course the length of the wheel nut stud will be trimmed after I've finalised what wheels and tyres I decide to go with...

    Very pleased with progress, I need to continue on now with adapting the engine to the transaxle.
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    https://www.whichcar.com.au/features...wF7-dlDK-PaMFw

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    Something had been bugging me for some time, The Hillclimb car has a concerning propensity for stepping out, if you are under power and it gives up traction it always steps sideways. I had long suspected the "LSD" and didn't know enough about it to be able to determine this for sure. This weekend I spent some time researching more about ZF Cam and Pawl differentials, and yes, it is the nature of the beast. They are completely unlocked until under power, then they lock completely. At the moment because the limit of the tyres is so low it means that as the tyres let go it steps sideways with quite some determination. I can only hope that with some tyres with grip we can channel more power into forward motion rather than sideways. The diff will in time wear out and then become a completely open diff.....
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    I found that the cam and pawl diffs when they wore out would start knocking edges off and then lock and unlock randomly.
    Great diff when they were new but wear quickly (in circuit anyway)
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    THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

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    open wheeling toy?

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    Lol!
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    Very Happy with how this all turned out (no pun intended)
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    Faaarking tyres !!!!

    So there is a tyre war starting up in the UK Hillclimbing scene, Pirelli are entering the fray......there have been some bargain used Avon tyres hitting the market......buying them with South Pacific Pesos inflates the price, but that is just the way of the world.....shipping! fark! such a variance in prices and all of them make shipping 2nd hand tyres across the globe utterly pointless.

    'Tis a pity, I'd found a perfect pair of front tyres and with the rears on their way I thought things were looking up on the tyre and grip front.

    Off the back of that setback I thought I'd call Gordon Leven Tyres, last time I spoke to them...last year, their word was mid May, we will call you. Being mid June and having heard nothing ....... "No, no tyres of that size on the shipping list.....Ah! here they are on the order, but they have not shipped." So, I've been waiting for something that will not arrive.... Apparently Avon simply didn't put them in the sea container.

    A fellow competitor gifted me a pr of Hankook wets, they certainly feel softer and stickier than what we have been running on the front, so I've popped them onto the front wheels, I will now have to reset the front ride height & etc but that will bring the front end closer to the geometry it was designed to have so I'm hoping that will only bring improvement.

    On the rear I started casting around for something...anything... Hoosier make a dirt speedway tyre in the size required, so I've decided that for $600 I'll try a pair of those on the rear. The bloke that sells them reckons they will grip like nothing I've experienced but isn't sure about how the car will feel on to of them, they have a really loose sidewall. MEH ! what have I got to lose.....

    One of the other things I notice is that the newly fitted front tyres are almost twice the weight of the ones removed, yuck. And the speedway tyres will be lighter again, I'm not sure how that will change things or if I can tell a difference at all.....

    I'm quite cheesed off with the cost and hassle of faffing around with tyres. Tyres in so many different diametres and widths and then there are different compounds and construction. Closer to home of course the car has different wheel fitment front and rear and I only have 3 wheel widths all in only 13" diametre......

    After the construction of the car and achieving a nice power to weight and being able to work my way around most engineering challenges, I'm finding this tyre challenge something I can't get to the bottom of with ingenuity it seems cash is going to be the solution to this dilemma, and I don't like it!
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    One of the guys uses hoosier speedway dirt tyres on his motorkhana special.
    They are soft as butter and look ok. Id say they will be a big improvement over the tiles you are running now.
    Originally Posted by Tut
    THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

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    Yeh, the Hoosier seller was telling me that, same style of tyre I'm getting. I figure if they don't roll of the rim in motorkhana use they will likely be fine for my use.
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    Brrr..'twas a chilly start to the day at Collingrove, frost on the ground everywhere.

    Fortunately the day, whilst never really warm, was just fine. The car shrugged off the cold by starting on the button, unlike some.

    We got a full day of 9 runs, I bumbled along mostly in the 36's whilst young David reveled in the new found front end grip and went faster, he recorded a couple of runs in the 34's but must have touched a marker in both runs as they were not counted. Still nice to know that the car has it in it.

    I had been suggesting to him that he try leaving the line in 2nd gear, he bounced it back to me ( see nobody wanted to stall the car.....) So I tried it, bloody hell! it pops off the line in 2nd as easily as it does in 1st, no gearchanges and a faster first split. So that was a good thing, legend has it that Holinger did this years ago, but he had a 5 litre Repco Brabham....

    Looks like that is an avenue that we will have to go down, picking just the right ratio to achieve it.
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    Which had us pondering what the car was going to be like with a pair of soft speedway tyres giving us traction.

    I'm wondering how I'm going to be able to drive the bloody thing, it seems faster than my reflexes already! Maybe, hopefully it will calm the car down and there will be less requirement for reflexes?

    Either way, very much looking forward to a new traction paradigm.
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    Yeah we often used a single gear at the slower tracks, faster by miles if you can get it off the line.

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    So the tyre saga continues....Hoosier don't have the compound that I would prefer in stock, so I'll be getting the next harder one....next week.

    Meanwhile there is a thought of building the LS juan into a 2 seat open wheeler...because, short of messing with the car I've already got, to try to fit others in as drivers there is no other way of people experiencing the ride?
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    What about a McLaren M8 type of thing?

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    I got drawn into a profitless job this week, replace the leg out of bed 6G72 in a '93 Pajero with a U-Pull-It Magna motor. It took quite some hours and caught me out at the last step.

    I lined the distributor rotor up with the No.1 spark plug terminal on the outside of the cap as I popped it into the hole in the head....and scratched my head for hours as to why it wouldn't start.... turns out the terminal inside the cap is in quite a different position! Figure this out and sort it out and it burst into life in the usual manner.

    When I got home from that job young David was in the shed messing with the Subaru transaxle from the little green car, he mentioned that he had applied to join PF but hadn't received approval? Anybody know what's the story there?

    When he gets onboard he can post video straight up here...

    The Fat 'n' Black Hoosiers have arrived and been mounted up, I'm feeling confident about these. Next sunday is the next time out to Collingrove, so we will soon see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy928tt View Post
    When I got home from that job young David was in the shed messing with the Subaru transaxle from the little green car, he mentioned that he had applied to join PF but hadn't received approval? Anybody know what's the story there?
    Post in Feedback/New member approval thread to speed things up? http://www.performanceforums.com/for...ember-approval
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    Another cold day at Collingrove, I guess I should just be thankfull it didn't rain.

    Whahaha!! The Hoosier seller was right! these things have more grip than we have experienced before. Young David stalled it on the line first attempt, and we were back to 1st gear starts after that.

    Did we both do sub 6 sec. first split? I seem to remember so. After a couple of runs to get his head around the car David reeled off a 32.59 a clear couple of seconds faster than he had run before. I was having a go to see if I could catch him when I heard a death rattle, a glance at the oil gauge confirmed there was no oil pressure!! I finished my run and turned it off and rolled back down the return road to share the bad news.....

    The Hoosiers are just what we needed.

    David is reveling in the grip and poise, I'm mildly terrified! My older paradigm is struggling to cope with the warp speed this thing develops, I can stick my hoof in for a few seconds but then my brain can't keep up with the acceleration and speed and I bottle out of it. I hope that as I do more runs I can get my head around the way it does things and go faster but at the moment I can barely keep up.

    $620 Hoosiers, best money I've spent on a racecar.
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    Good news on the tyres Roy, how are your dry sump plans coming along?
    I still note the disturbing lack of video from you, perhaps that's why David's PF user approval has not come through?

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    Awesome mate, good stuff, except the oil pressure, probably couldn't cope with lateral g's

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    I'm afraid I'm going to have to accept blame for this engine failure......I can't remember last time I checked the oil level in the dry sump tank......unforgivably slack on my part, as penance I will be rectifying the situation.
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    For shits and giggles we mounted the GoPro looking at the rear tyre sidewall to see how much deflection we were getting, it was hilarious watching the wheel pop in and out of the tyre. Neither of us felt we could feel that movement as we were driving it though.

    The Hoosiers are ridiculously soft, the forming dimples wore off on the first run, by the 3rd run the front edge of the tread blocks was feathering and the surface was well grained, I did ponder whether they would see out the day....they don't become sticky like the Avons, they don't pick up every bit of trash on the return road, but bang for bucks they are the best thing I've ever done to racecar.
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    David said he would spend tuesday preparing the old green car to do a circuit sprint at Mallala on sunday, so I stayed home so he could access the tools in my work truck. That meant I might as well tool along taking the rattly engine out of Faux 1......

    Somewhere along the way I realised that I had 2 dead engines, one with a dropped valve and one with bottom end problems, might as well mix and match till I've got a complete assembly. Saves time and $300 at U-Pull-It.

    David didn't get the old green car finished on tuesday so he returned today, I finished up a couple of jobs in the morning and in the afternoon continued assembling an engine to refit to Faux 1. I got the engine assembled and just need to fit the adaptor plate and clutch before reassembling the car.

    He hasn't quite finished, so I'll finish that tomorrow morning so that it is ready to load on saturday afternoon. I'm interested to see how it goes..I certainly will not get to experience it, he has changed the seating position and gearlever to the point that I can no longer operate it.
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    Much grinning and happiness ! It took me till 1 pm on saturday till I got the old green hillclimber on the trailer, but at least by then I was happy with the way it was.

    The supersprint on sunday didn't run as smoothly as usual....David got sent out as if he was running his MX-5 so in the first run he overtook a handfull of cars, there was a delay while the groups were re-ordered, and he was sent out at the front of the 2nd fastest group. He had a bit of a fraught run of it, it seemed that having a chasing pack unsettled him and he struggled with getting his gearchanges and lost some spots.

    Standing on the mound watching him tip it in to turn one was challenging, the rear geometry was looking all fucked up! I then remembered that yes, when I had been hillclimbing it I had sorted the front geometry to suit the diametre of the slicks but not the rear. To make matters worse the rear shocks had been put back onto the wrong mounting hole at the top which had further pushed the rear upward.

    Unfortunately a few incidents slowed the day down further, someone dropped a sumpfull of oil, a mates BMW Mini caught fire, and someone inverted a Honda at turn 1....

    Still for David's last run he strung it all together nicely (as he does) I don't know what the times were but the driving was smooth, consistent and measured.

    For me, a great part of my satisfaction was knowing that the car had run all day quickly, reliably and cheaply. The tyres were barely scuffed, the brakes barely worn and the drive was exciting and not slow. I'd never given much thought to running the car in Supersprints (as open wheeled cars are not allowed) whereas David simply covered the wheels!! And it proved what I've always thought. That running a light racing car is cheaper & faster than running a road car.

    Absolutely stoked (and a bit sad I can no longer fit into it, I wouldn't mind a go at this!)
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    Well I was grinning!!

    Till I looked at the Natsoft results....The little hillclimber is a cheap and cheerfull toy and at around $6000 spent it is great bang for bucks and it is cheap to run also, but one of the cars ahead of it is a Hyundai Excel !! I know they are well developed these days and not as cheap as hoped, but damn it, same 1500 cc a heap heavier and control tyres, put me back in my box.

    That's motorsport!
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    Lapping all of us on the couch mate

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    Yes, as Fred has said " in front of everyone in the grandstand"

    We are enjoying ourselves as well....
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    It's a bit cool in the shed, but it warms my heart to see this thing going back together. I'm a little nervous about the thrown together from old bits motor, but previous experience has always been that they are just fine.

    I had a very unpleasant internet conflict yesterday, which has had me questioning the world in general, but, as my T shirt says " I might be a mechanic, but I can't fix stupid"

    I'll just continue on my way.....

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    Good to see you still persisting with this. Didn't you mention something about videos??

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